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tuned. "first look" up next. right here with the breaking news coming out of texas on msnbc. >>> breaking news on "first look." an explosion at a fertilizer plant in texas. unknown fatalities and hundreds have been injured. >>> and in boston, the fbi believes they've isolated an image of a potential bombing suspect. new details just ahead. good morning. we begin with a massive and deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in texas. we have video of the moment that blast took place. it is disturbing. in the clip, you can hear how the explosion led to sheer terror for a child watching nearby. [ explosion ] >> i can't hear. i can't hear. get out of here. please, get out of here. >> oh, my god. >> please, get out of here. please, get out of here. dad, please get out of here. >> this morning, police are not giving exact numbers on casualties. but early reports indicate that hundreds are injured. it all happened in the city of west, texas. that's about 20 miles north of waco. and registered a magnitude 2.1 on the richter scale. the local ems director was visibly injured in the blast.
of kaufman county prosecutor you to the fullest extent of the law. >> that was texas district attorney mike mcclelland after one of his prosecutors was shot dead in february. on saturday, mclelland himself and his wife were shot dead. the killings, just months after the state of taxes warned the aryan brotherhood might be plotting retaliation after 34 white supremacists were charged in texas. coloradoan still reeling after the head of the colorado prison system was shot dead by a white supremacist who then led -- fled to texas who was killed then in a shoshootout. sentenced to death because he is black? the case of duane buck, a former texas governor and one of the lawyers who prosecuted him are now urging the state to block his execution. the cleanup continues in arkansas after an exxonmobil pipeline burst, leaking thousands of barrels of canadian tar sands oil. we will speak with bill mckibben of 350.org. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the energy giant exxon mobil continues a clean-up of thousands of b
this epicenter near west, texas. richard. >> todd hadlock there. charles, what is key in the coming hours? >> reporter: well, they're going to continue to search in the coming hours. they're going to bring in cadaver dogs and sniff for explosive. they're treating this as a crime scene for now. they want to rule out any possibility this is a crime before they believe investigating for what they believe it to be an industrial accident. >> charles working all night covering that story outside of waco, texas. >>> federal agents arrested a mississippi man overnight suspected of sending letters contaminated with poison to president obama and senator roger wicker. this move cummings just days after the letters were intercepted in mail sorting facilities for the white house, capitol hill. nbc's tracie potts has the details. >> reporter: richard what led them to mississippi, was the setting on not just two, but three letters wents too a mississippi judge, signing those letters to become a silent partner i am kevin curtis and i approve this message. that suspect called kevin curtis has been arreste
tragedy? tragedy in texas. >> treating the wounded and >>> that breaking news is in texas in the city where a fertilizer plant exploded. >> hundreds of hurt taken to a football field turned into a triage center. >> several people have been killed in this massive blast and fire that raged for hours. >> this blast has rocked the sound of west, a community 80 miles south of dallas. john alston is monitoring the latest developments from the newsroom. >> the danger has not passed as fumes are lingering in the area and an emergency room doctor said earlier at least two emt firefighters had been killed. officials expect many more fatalities. are more than a hundred people have been hurt and taken to local hospitals. the flames were already raging and firefighters were pouring water on the fertilizer plants when disaster struck. the massive explosion could be felt more than 40 miles away. in the immediate area the results are devastating. the mayor of west texas believes 60 to 80 homes are leveled or seriously damaged. >> i can tell you i was there. i walked to the blast area and
texas in the city where a fertilizer plant exploded. >> hundreds of hurt taken to a football field turned into a triage center. >> several people have been killed in this massive blast and fire that raged for hours. >> this blast has rocked the sound of west, a community 80 miles south of dallas. john alston is monitoring the latest developments from the newsroom. >> the danger has not passed as fumes are lingering in the area and an emergency room doctor said earlier at least two emt firefighters had been killed. officials expect many more fatalities. are more than a hundred people have been hurt and taken to local hospitals. the flames were already raging and firefighters were pouring water on the fertilizer plants when disaster struck. the massive explosion could be felt more than 40 miles away.. in the immediate area the results are devastating. th west texas west texas believes 60 to 80 homes are leveled or seriously damaged. >> i can tell you i was there. i walked to the blast area and searched some houses earlier tonight and massive is. just like iraq. just like the murrah
texas. those are expected to reach the north texas area sometime between 5:00 and 9:00 a.m. central time tomorrow. that is the concern here on the ground is to try to go block by block, house by house to try to see if there are any more survivors here in the rubble and get them out before the storms come through and make it almost impossible to search for them. >> you're there in west, you live in texas. can you tell us a little bit about this community? it's been reported a five-mile radius has been affected in some way. can you tell us about that in perspective to that community. would that be the majority of this area? >> it would be. this is a very small town, a couple of thousand people at most. it's a farming community, hence the fertilizer plant here in town to make fertilizers for the farms. this is along i-35 between hillsborough and about 20 miles north of waco. the town is mostly off to the east of the interstate. certainly people driving the interstate today saw that mushroom cloud billow up the northern part of this town. we heard some people say their windshields were crack
the don't mess with texas logo too literally, but he may just be messing with the people of texas. we'll explain what that means, next on "now." >>> to some republican governor like texas governor rick perry, the most outrageous thing in the world is not 639 p 3 million texans don't have health insurance or that hospital emergency rooms are being swamped by people seeking basic medical care or his state is dead last when it comes to health insurance coverage. no, for governor perry, the most outrageous thing in the world is that the federal government wants to help him do something about it. now more than three years after president obama's health care plan was signed into law and nine months after it was upheld by the supreme court, governor perry is still fighting to make sure that texas holds onto its last place ranking. on monday, perry and the state's two republican senators teamed up as a press conference to double down on the decision to reject under the affordable care acts. it seems to me april fool 'day is the perfect day to discuss something as foolish as medicaid expansion
in west, texas, at any moment. >>> meanwhile, here in boston, this investigation here does continue and what's being called by authorities as a possible breakthrough in the bombing case. investigators right now looking into two people who they say may be connected. this all happening as the president prepares to attend an interfaith prayer service here this morning. >> all this news going on on this morning, thursday, april 18th, this special edition of "starting point" begins right now. okay to this special edition of "starting point" live here in boston. >> we want to welcome our viewers watching us both in the united states and all around the world. >> a big day of news this morning. we begin, of course, with the breaking news from texas this morning. search and rescue teams working through the night in west, texas, which is near waco, following a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant. leveled homes and buildings was felt up to 50 miles away. an explosion so powerful it registered as an earthquake. right now they do believe there's loss of life. they cannot tell how much. early
, texas. the assistant d.a. killed in january, the d.a. himself, and his wife killed in march, as of today, finally, we know who did it. or at least who has confessed, and it is not what people expected to hear in this case. on a normal news day, that kind of thing might lead the national news. but also today, the white house announced that it, too, has received a letter in the mail that's tested positive for the poison ricin. this comes one day after a republican senator from mississippi received a letter yesterday. the late breaking news is a mississippi man is under arrest for sending both of those letters. we know what the letter said, we know who is in custody, we are now just waiting for the final lab results on what exactly was in those letters. in the midst of that worry, there were several other suspicious letter or package incidents reported in a number of other places in the country, including one letter that shut down carl levin's office in michigan. another incident involving white powder in an envelope in wisconsin, that has been cleared now, but at one point in the afternoon
get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. texas in the city where a fertilizer plant exploded. >> hundreds of hurt taken to a football field turned into a triage center. >> several people have been killed in this massive blast and fire that raged for hours. >> this blast has rocked the sound of west, a community 80 miles south of dallas. john alston is monitoring the latest developments from the newsroom. >> the danger has not passed as fumes are lingering in the area and an emergency room doctor said earlier at least two emt firefighters had been killed. officials expect many more fatalities. are more than a hundred people have been hurt and take to local hospitals. the flames were already raging and firefighters were pouring water on the fertilizer plants when disaster struck. the massive explosion could be felt more than 40 miles away. in the immediate area the results are devastating. the mayor of west texas believes 60 to 80 homes are leveled or seriously damaged. >> i can tell you i was there. i walked to the blast area and searched some houses earlier tonight and massi
but in the state to have archives and memorabilia that nobody else has in texas and i thank you for being such a strong organization that really is and to preserving our history my book is about the spirit of texas and the spirit of the pioneers that build our state, and it is much like the people that build the country. .. >> i moved around the country and around the world and i realized the other states do not revere there history like we do. not every state requires state history t w. every school child learns about our history and that is the beginning of the interest we see in our children. passing through the generation is very important but i saw something that was very different. this happiness and i found that was not the norm in other places where you have to fight so hard against the elements, the partially and especially the comanches were very brutal. to fight those elements you would think they would be sober and somber bty re not. they were happy. they enjoyed life and to read some excerpts that just made me realize how very special this happiness in the face of danger and
this from happening in a populated area. >> charles hadlock stand by live for us in the town of west, texas. it is the top of the hour. it is 3:00 a.m. local time in the town of west, in texas. the west fertilizer plant exploding roughly six hours ago. there you see on your map the proximity to those towns. explosion that was proceeded by a fire at 7:50 p.m. local time. they started the evacuation process. the individuals who were affected by the explosion, which happened there about 15 minutes later. at 8:05 local time. leaving buildings completely in shambles. skeletons. the concern there were subsequent fires as a result of that exmotiplosioexplosion. triage was brought to a local baseball field, where there, the number of injured, as we have not had confirmation yet, were brought to the triage and treated. and what we have heard and seen the pictures, very bloodied emergency personnel as they try to assist those injured in the process. we have confirmed f eed fatalit. but do not know a number there. the reporting coming out of the area, as well as officials, are not saying the number of
is expected to arrive in west texas, tomorrow afternoon. that is a federal agency out of washington, d.c. that will be dispatched. they investigate things of this nature. so we will be looking into what exactly is being housed in that plant, obviously, roars have to be kept. but when this happened, around 8:00 local time, 9:00 eastern, there were firefighters responding and trying to put out a fire at the fertilizer plant and then that explosion want reports of a fireball from 100 feet, launching into the sky, just absolutely incredible. it registered on a seismograph, 25 miles away. the center was a 2.1 seismic event, that's how earthquakes are measured. that's from the u.s. geological survey. the most stark and troubling news out of this. a press conference was held awhile ago and the official said that the number of fatalities could not be confirmed. we have reports from the director of the emergency management services in that region that upwards of 70 people could have been killed in this accident. there was an apartment complex nearby. the official said nothing remains. it is mil
>>> good evening. i'm dan ashley. that breaking news is out of texas. there have been at least two explosions at a fertilizer plant in the city of west, texas. 80 miles south of dallas. there have been mass casualties. explosions hit before 8:00 central time. we first broke this story at the 6:00 news. hospitals are treating up to 100 people injured. i have heard reports that as many as 40 of those people have very serious injuries. the injured suffered what doctors call blast injuries. injuries to their legs and arms and cuts and bruises. a hazardous materials team is at the plant. there is an evacuation order for the area which includes a school and nursing home. there are reports the nursing home and apartment complex are on fire. a witness says he saw smoke and then the first explosion and it was like a bomb going off the witness says. right now, first responders are on the scene to treat the injured and deal with the damaged plant. investigators will continue to try to figure out what happened but the immediate priority is to treat the injured and to make sure that they get pe
morral. muertos y heridos deja una explosiÓn en el interior de una planta de fertilizantes en texas, decenas de edificios destruidos, los 8 senadores que redactaron la propuesta de reforma migratoria, dieron una muestra de unidad, se espera que maÑana comience la discusiÓn en el comitÉ nacional del senado, comenzamos. >>> este es su "noticiero univisiÓn" con jorge ramos y marÍa elena salinas. ♪. ♪. ♪. >>> quÉ tal, buenas noches, un importante desarrollo en la investigaciÓn de ataques terroristas en boston, el fbi busca a dos sospechosos, dos sospechosos que le presentamos, son ellos, pedimos la ayuda del pÚblico para idenficarlos, quieren saber directamente si tienen un tipo de informaciÓn. enrique acevedo en boston. >>> sÍ, jorge, hay dos sospechosos en la investigaciÓn que siguen las autoridades, en la investigaciÓn federal, por la maratÓn de boston. piden la colaboraciÓn de la poblaciÓn para identificar a los hombres que calificÓ de armados y peligrosos. fueron mostrados en imÁgenes de videos esta tarde en una conferencia de prensa, se hablaba de un primer
at a fertilizer plant in texas. hospitals are treating more than a hundred injured people. there are at least two confirmed fatalities at this time. but authorities say that number could very well go much higher. we want to take just a minute to show this video that was posted on kwkt.com. that shows what appears to be a secondary explosion after that initial fire. >> now, this is what we know. residents are being evacuated from the town. and there are fears that a second large fertilizer tank may explode. emergency officials say 60-80 homes and an apartment complex have been levelled. and there are reports that a school and nursing home have been badly damaged. rescue workers have been unable to get anywhere near that plant because, of course, the fire is still smoldering and releasing toxic chemical sboos the air. we want to show you exactly where this explosion took police station. the west fertilizer plant is in the small town west, texas. that's 28 kilometers north of waco. west, texas is home to about 2600 people! rose mary, responders have set up a field triage station on a football field
. >>gretchen: first that fox news alert from texas. terror as a massive blast rips through a fertilizer plant near waco, texas. the horrifying moment caught on cell phone video. >> are you okay? >> i can't hear. get out of here. please get out of here. >> oh my god! >>gretchen: the fire explosion leveling dozens of homes and businesses within an eight to ten-block radius. here's what we know so far this morning. police believe 5 to 15 people may be dead. three to five volunteer fire fighters are missing. more than 160 others have been hurt. >>brian: after the fire comes an explosion. almost within two hours of the fire. and people instinctively go there. it's a small town. many people doing dual duty as volunteer fire fighters and residents or whatever their occupation is. the town is just 2,600 people, but the risk of going into a fire at a fertilizer plant is by definition dangerous. >>gretchen: you have to wonder how many people evacuated when initially the start of the fire. there was a 30 minute time span between when the fire started at 7:23 central time in texas and the explosion happe
and the accelerating investigation today. but we have breaking news tonight out of texas. just a few hours ago, there was a tremendous explosion at a fertilizer plant just north of waco. >> i can't hear, i can't hear! get out of here, please get out of here! please get out of here! please get out of here! please get out of here! >> you can get a sense of the tremendous force that was released in that explosion. the fertilizer plant blowing up. witnesses saw a fireball 100 feet in the air resolving itself into a towering cloud over the plains of texas. we are hearing that more than 170 people have been injured, more than 20 of those critically. told by police in the area that there are fatalities, confirmed fatalities. they don't want to give us the exact number at this point. that explosion that you just saw registered a 2.1 on the rick administer scale, according to the usgs. just a devastating explosion. the department of public safety in texas is telling us that somewhere between 70 and 100 buildings nearby were completely devastated. among those buildings an apartment building and a nursin
this part of texas. and it is jammed tonight not only with just normal traffic but with the hundreds of emergency vehicles that responded to this area from the neighboring communities to the north and south. >> and we just have some new information coming in in terms of the number of casualties. we have an official with waco pd telling nbc news that "i can tell you there are hundreds of individuals that have been injured. some are potentially going to be casualties, but no solid number of fatalities or injured." but the reports that we are hearing, again, the number we're hearing over and over again is hundreds. we don't know if that means one, two. we don't know the full extent of this. we are hearing reports that a number of patients are being treated at area hospitals for burns, that they are treating burn victims at this time. and then a number of patients, at least 38 at one facility alone, are considered seriously injured. we also know there's been extensive damage to buildings surrounding the explosion, that the force of that explosion damaged 75 to 100 buildings in the surrou
a break a. fertilizer plant has exploded in west texas. stay with us. >> this is a fox news alert. terror as a massive blast ripped through a fertilizer plant near waco, texas. the horrifying moment caught on cell phone video. look. >> well that fiery explosion leveled dozens of homes and businesses within a 5 block radius. >> and at this hour, emergency crews still moving people out of the area. we do know 200 people were hurt in this explosion, this fire. police are confirming that there are fatalities. they will not give a precise number yet as they expect the number of deaths to rise. >> welcome to "fox & friends first". i am patti ann browne. >> i am heather cheryleds. -- heather childers. a town of 2800 people. half of the town has been evacuated so far as a result of this explosion that happened as at this fertilizer plant. we have been talking about the danger of the ammonia, anhydrous ammonia getting into the air. that's a major concern for responders and people living there as well. >> people are complaining of breathing problems as the toxic fumes spread. there's a talk of the
>>> tragedy in texas. a deadly explosion in a fertilizer plant injuries dozens, levels homes, and leaves a small town in a state of shock. >> just unbelievable, something you probably would not ever want to see in your life. captioning funded by cbs nlg >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, april 18th. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning all that's left of the texas fertilizer plant. destroyed by an explosion. last night's blast in the town of west was as powerful as a magnitude 2.1 earthquake. dozens have been injure and an unknown number have been killed. a ten-block area has been evacuated due to toxic fumes. amateur video captured the moment of the explosion, which occurred while firefighters were battling flames inside the plant. >> are you okay? >> i can't hear. >> officials say up to 75 homes have been damaged and an entire apartment complex was completely destroyed. this morning the search continues for survivors. >> i walked through the blast area, i searched some houses earlier tonight. massive. just like iraq. just like
a west texas fertilizer plant. dozens may be dead, hundreds are injured. this blast leveling, just simply leveling an apartment complex, damaging a nearby nursing home. also, dozens of houses nearby. >> i walked to the blast area, i searched some houses earlier tonight. massive, just like iraq, just like the murray building in oklahoma city. >> the fire may be out but the threat is far from over this morning because of a potentially deadly gas could be lingering in the air and being pushed by winds further into the community. good morning to you. welcome to this special edition of "early start." >> i'm john berman in boston. again this morning, it is 4 a.m. in the east. >> and we are going to begin this morning with breaking news. it's developing overnight in texas. a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in the small town of west texas, 20 miles from waco. the moment of impact captured on video. reports say 10 to 15 home and buildings were demolished and crews are trying to rescue residents at this hour. dozens more homes are heavily damaged. that blast shattered windows ten miles away
this is a live show there is nothing jeff zucker can do about it. >>> thanks. there is breaking news in the texas da and potentially dangerous details from the crime scene. who is behind this crime, but the mother of another prosecutor in the same county. a look you won't see anywhere else in the violent white-powered group being eyed for both killings. gun control crusader mark kelly not far from where his wife was shot and nearly killed by giving away weapons and free shotguns. does that make sense? >> that and fears that his killing could be part of a wider plot. he was district attorney for kaufman county, texas just southeast of dallas. there with the latest on what a paurnt reveals and what might be involved in this and what are you learning. >> look at the warrant used to go into the house. both victims were shot several times and many rifle casings were found by their bodies. they were found two nights ago at 6:45, but it appears they were killed before then because friends were trying to call them. they could have been killed up to 24 hours before their bodies were found. what happened h
into us. the associated press is reporting that this particular fertilizer plant was cited by the texas commission of environmental quality in june of 2006 for failing to obtain or qualify for a permit. what that exactly means we are still trying to flush that out, and no doubt that information is is going to be coming out later today as we get more details on it. the chemical safety board is in route from washington, d.c. that is a federal agency that goes in and investigates chemical, industrial chemical accidents. they have assembled a team to come here and are trying to get to the bottom of this. the dallas morning newspaper has reported at this particular plant there were some 54,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia. it is a very volatile chemical. the press briefing we had a short time ago they were saying that before the explosion there was already a fire burning at this plant. the firefighters and even the local ems and police were on the scene trying to get the fire under control. a fire that may have been burning either under or in the vicinity of the anhydrous ammonium tanks and t
's breaking news in the shooting of a texas da and his wife. potentially, important details from the crime scene. in the same county. a look you won't see anywhere else in the violent white-powered group being eyed for both killings. gun control crusader mark kelly not far from where his wife was shot and nearly killed by giving away weapons and free shotguns. does that make sense? >>> breaking news in the killing go into the house. they could have been killed up to 24 hours before their bodies were found. what happened here has terrified and mystified the community. fbi investigators marching into the district attorney's office space in kaufman county courthouse. an ominous scene and a nightmare. mike mclellan and his wife and the killing of one of his assistant district attorneys is causing grave concern here and throughout the state of texas. >> i suggest everybody be careful about what goes on and i think this is a clear concern to individuals who are in public life, particularly those who deal with very mean and vicious individuals whether they are white supremacy groups or the drug c
through a fertilizer plant in the town of west, texas. dozens may be dead. hundreds are definitely injured. the blast leveling an apartment complex and badly damaging a nearby nursing home. >> i walked to the blast area. i searched some houses earlier tonight. massive. just like iraq. just like the murray building in oklahoma city. >> the fire may be out but the threat is far from over because a potentially deadly gas could be lingering in the air and officials fear it may be pushed further into community by shifting winds. >>> in boston, a possible break in the marathon bombing. investigators focusing on two possible suspects who were seen near the finish line moments before the blasts. >> this morning we're waiting for test results to see if the letters were laced with ricin. a. >> i'm john berman, live in boston. >> we begin in the small town of west, texas, about 20 miles west of waco. it resembles a war zone this morning. it was rocked overnight by a chemical explosion and a fire at fertilizer plant. that blast captured on video. just incredible. dozens of homes or buildings were leve
. a texas state official gave a briefing early this morning and said that, quote, there are still active ingredient there's. and that the fire continued to burn. with active ingredients, we can only assume he means dangerous chemicals that could lead to a secondary explosion. to the force of that blast. it was felt, reportedly, as far as 70 miles away. our own charles hadlock, was 60 miles away at the time. and he felt that explosion. and one official who got an opportunity to survey some of the damage said it was massive. the damage was massive. it looked just like iraq. and looked just like the oklahoma city bombing. that's how severe that damage was. again, residents have been told to evacuate from nearby areas. and those who are in the area who have not evacuated are being told to stay indoors. in terms of the scope of damage outside of the human toll, there is a significant amount of property damage. 50 to 100 buildings in the surrounding area have been damaged or destroyed. including, in fact, the mayor's own home. his home was destroyed or damaged. west is a small community. it's
continues after a powerful fertilizer plant explosion in texas. that could with felt 45 miles way. it damaged or destroyed buildings within a 1500 foot radius, you can see damage from blast, buildings and homes obliterated. the mayor says there may be a35-40 people dead because many are still macing. -- missing. >> hi, cheryl. >> this is with about b.as closes you can get. there is a mangled tank over there. there has been smoke light bits of smoke coming up. with first light of day the scope could be seen. at what used to be the west texas fertilizer plant. >> good folks here injured and this is a disaster. >> long time west resident was rushing to help with the initial fire in the plant when it exploded. >> the car just lifted up in the air. i got me, my girlfriend and got out of there. i ran over to the -- to the old folks home to see how many people we can get out of there. >> 19-year-old anthon rewas leading a youth group. a room filled with young children, when the building shook. >> there is like panting and just crying. just to hear many kids in that state is just devastat
and throughout the state of texas. >> i suggest everybody be careful about what goes on and i think this is a clear concern to individuals who are in public life, particularly those who deal with very mean and vicious individuals whether they are white supremacy groups or the drug cartel s we have. >> as of now it's not known who is responsible for the killings, but it is soon there related. in december, the state of texas issued a warning. high ranking leaders of the aryan brotherhood inflicted mass casualties of death on law enforcement involved on indicting members a month early. on january 31st, a man parked his car in this lot and going to work at the courthouse a block away. a masked gunman stepped out and he was shot and killed. the county's chief public defender andrew jordan ran to the parking lot minutes after. >> i got there roughly the same time. >> he didn't know who the victim was yet. it was mark. he was supposed to see in court minutes later. >> we're had a case that we had spoken about the day before and we were going to meet in court to finalize the plea. >> that s
to have to leave you briefly. we're going straight to a press conference which is in west texas. >> all the gas tanks where the explosion happens are turned off. we do not need anymore help. the fire fighters and ems people are coming from hundreds of miles away to help us. right now, we are overflowing with help and we do not need anymore help as far as that goes. tomorrow morning, the mayor is going to speak again. right now, we have a tremendous amount of injuries. probably over a hundred injuries at this time. we do have confirmed fatalities. the number is not current yet. it could go up by the minute. we're in there searching the area right now and making sure it's safe for other people that are around there and the firefighters are trying to be safe and go back in. there's a lot of wind blowing and little, small flames and they don't want to get the firefighters hurt or injured inside the blast area. i can tell you, i was there. i walked through the blast area. i searched some houses tonight. massive. just like arack. just like the murray building in oklahoma city. i know there wa
, that texas disaster. what caused the giant tank at a fertilizer plant to explode and shatter an entire town? the tremors felt miles away as true heroes rushed in to help. >>> in other news, water world. kayaking down the streets of chicago. floods, cars swallowed in a big hole. the earth no match for the deluge. >>> and the heart of a hero. from boston to texas, the ordinary americans who rushed toward danger. is there a super hero in every one of us? >>> good evening to you, and tonight from texas to boston, we are a nation in pursuit of answers. and as we come on the air tonight, there is stunning news out of boston. the fbi releasing surveillance tapes. two people called persons of interest in the marathon-day bombings. the fbi considers them armed, dangerous, asked that no one approach them. but they ask all members of the public to look at these tapes, to study them in detail and help. abc's chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, will take us frame by frame through the clues. brian? >> reporter: good evening. federal authorities now believe that a team of at least two men was r
[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks," everybody. now texas district attorney mike mcclelland had a tough message for those who murdered his colleague. >> i hope the people who did this are watching because we're very confident that we're going to find you. >> cenk: unfortunately, they might have found him first. he was killed with his wife today. who in the world is killing the d.a.'s in texas? really interesting topic. we'll start with in a in a little bit. >>> are we really going to go to war with north korea? [ gunfire ] >> cenk: that's an insane propaganda tape of north korea. it's not going to help them if we go to war. but it would be a disaster. we'll decide later today on "the young turks" whether we're going to go to war or not. we'll discuss it at least. we have too many kids ticking pills for adhd, and a gruesome tape of the injury of a basketball player. >> oh my goodness, that is a gruesome looking injury to kevin warae. >> cenk: we'll sky to show it or not show it. it's go time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: now what in the world is going on i
, texas, to bring us live coverage of the plant explosion. with reports later today and tweeting updates. stay with abc7 news all morning for continuing coverage of the plant explosion. we will bring you updates throughout the newscast and on abc7news.com. you can will for us on twitter@abcnewsbayarea for any breaking news developments around the clock. >> we have been following breaking news all morning locally from san francisco where the annual 1906 earthquake celebration was disrupted because of a suspicious package. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live in union square. >> very confusing morning. that earthquake celebrate or commemoration just wrapped up here in union square. folks are still milling around very confusing day considering the fact that the event is usually held at the fountain on market street. that could not happen this morning because of a police action. look at video we shot moments ago, a suspicious package was discovered at market and as a precaution, market street was shut down for several blocks. bomb squad was brought in and after an hour police determine
an earthquake. >> war zone. every window is out. >> people in this small texas town picking themselves up tonight at vigil while investigators try to figure out what setoff the massive explosion. >> but first the boston bombing suspects. fbi released video of 2 men they are calling armed and extremely dangerous. good evening. >> i'm carolyn. the fbi knew this would happen. >> within hours of releasing these images of the 2 suspects in the bombings people now turning over, people now turning over images like we are going to show you here in a couple minutes. trying to identify the people as quickly as they kaichbility runner snapped a photo of somebody appears to be the man the fbi is calling suspect no. 2. >> he's the one seen setting did you know a backpack at the finish line before the pwlaeingt. >> amma has the latest from boston tonight. >>reporter: i'm standing in front of the firehouse which is just down the street from the blast site. as soon as the fbi relessed the images of the suspects the firefighters printed them out and put them on display for everyone to see. >> today
>> font the search intensifies. texas police narrow their focus as they track the killer of two prosecutors. manual ba jor questions updates the investigation. deadly avalanches in washington state, carter evans has the latest. cheering the death of margaret thatcher. >> ding dong the witch is dead. >> explaining whthe british prime minister evokes strong feelings even after she's gone. >> and new hope taking root, anna werner introduces us to the those bringing the fire rife aged lost pines of texas back to life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, i'm jim axelrod with a west coast edition of the broadcast. for the last month they've been looking for kor killers of three people including two prosecutors in kaufman, texas. about 30 miles southeast of dallas. in the last 72 hours the search for clues has narrowed it to two locations and apparently one man. we have two reports tonight beginning with manual bojorquez. >> investigators search the storage facility saturday about 10 miles from where the murders happened. they pulled a white cro
made. katie: there have been some convictions i know in the flds compound in texas. for things ranging from sexual assault to rape. do you think the authorities are beginning to crack down on some of these crimes? >> you know, when they raided that compound in texas, the c.p.s. caseworkers were told to shut their mouths and send the children home. and the authorities in utah and arizona have just sat on their hands and done nothing. katie: what was the psychological impact for you, being molested, as you claim by your dad, at 8 and raped at 12? >> you know, i used to be very angry. i have learned that my anger was not so much at my father, but at my mother. for failing to protect me. for refusing to protect me. katie: you escaped at 16. >> i did. katie: how were you able to leave? >> i had to get married to my first cousin in order to leave. i had sought the advice of the county prosecutor, who told me that i had to get married and become emancipated in order to get out. katie: your husband actually escaped with you, which surprises me. >> he was a young man in the community and we wer
heart. >> that man is the mayor of west texas. officials held a news conference saying that the danger more explosions has passed but air quality officials are monitoring potentially dangerous fumes coming from the plant and a nursing home had to be evacuated when part of the roof collapsed after the blast. injuries are reporting there. the mayor says the city is trying to set up a hotline to find loved ones and police are checking on residents door-to-door. most injuries are from cuts from flying glass. there is no indication this is anything but an accident but it is being treated as a crime scene as a precaution. >> our abc7 news reporter is headed to west texas and will have live reports on abc7 news and tweet updates for us. stay with us for continuing coverage of the plant explosion with updates on abc7news.com and follow us on twitter@abcnewsbayarea for breaking new developments. >> officials combing surveillance video are saying they have significant progress on the bombing at the boston marathon. there is new information this morning making officials confident
on west texas. small texas town in the middle of a very difficult situation after a huge fire and a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant there. the governor, governor perry of texas is going to hold a press conference in about 15 minutes. so we're going to take a break and catch up on the situation on the ground there, what's going on here in boston. and we'll get to that press conference as soon as possible. stay with us. once you try an ob deep sweep power brush, you'll never want to go back. its dynamic power bristles reach between teeth to remove up to 76% more plaque than sonic in hard to reach areas. oral-b deep sweep 5000 power brush. in hard to reach areas. we believe it can be the most valuable real estate on earth. ♪ that's why we designed our newest subaru from the back seat forward. introducing the all-new, completely restyled subaru forester. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. ♪ ♪ (vo) purina cat chow. 50 years of feeding great relationships. >>> i'm chris cuomo live here in boston. welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. we're wat
know we're watching the boston bombing and the explosion at a texas fertilizer plant. i'm erin burnett here in boston. >> and i'm also here in boston, i'm jake tapper. we have reporters across the country who are covering these two stories here in boston of course the terrorist attacks and then of course the explosion in texas. all they could do was watch and then duck for cover. this is that incredible moment yesterday when a major fire turned into almost complete devastation for a small town near waco, texas. it's a chemical plant. it makes fertilizer. and it's surrounded by homes and schools. the fire is still right now burning. more than 60 homes were either leveled or badly damaged. and emergency crews are still searching for a few first responders who are missing. a few minutes ago we heard from the governor of texas, rick perry. >> to that end i am declaring mclennan county a disaster. we'll request an emergency declaration from the president. i also want to commend the hard work put in again by chief and his team at the department of emergency management, they quickly responded
>> el otro episodio que consterna es explosión en texas , imágenes de estudiante iniversitario en explosión en texas en weitenburg en planta fertilizadora , genero ayer a las 8 de la noche exploscion con escombros , explosión en texas deja 35 mueros y 166 heridos , también arraso con varias cuadras vamos con lo más reciente de west >> hay muchas historias de sobrevivientes que cambio la ciudad de west la explosión en texas >> gritos todos corrian >> julie recuerda que el miércoles iba con su hijo y presencio momento de planta fertilizadora , la explosión levanto varios metros a su hijo , le decía vamos pero estaba en el suelo herido no podua hacer nada >> ambos sobrevivieron pero su casa y pertenencias se destruyeron se sentia impotente por no ayudar más >> luego de la tragedia no falta ayuda mieles llegan con comida aguas y más , autoridades reclacan ayuda de los residente , como ahuer preparan alberguen donde también perdieron personas , en pueblo de 375 personas , el alcalde de abot voluntario , dijo que dos de los bomberos desaparecidos son de abot , del pqueño pob
. yet in texas, in texas now, for the third time in two months, law enforcement is coping with the aftermath of another public official being shot to death. now, nobody knows if any of these three cases are connected. it may be that all three of them are connected. it may be that two are connected or none are connected at all, but this has been in quick succession in a relatively small geographic area in the country. this is the map of texas. the part we're talking about is the greater dallas area. now, the first incident happened in kaufman, texas. the second incident was related to a shooting that happened in colorado, but the suspect died on the left side of the screen there, in decatur, texas. now the third one which happened this weekend, saturday, it happened back in kaufman county. in a town called forney, texas. so these are the three. of these three, it is the shootout in decatur we have covered quite a bit on the show. that was two weeks ago when the prison's chief in the state of colorado was shot and killed when he answered the front door of his home in monumen
th >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> tragedy in texas. a giant explosion and fire outside a fertilizer plant. the search for victims and answers. >> and a breakthrough in boston. the search for the marathon bomber turns up a face. >> good morning. it is thursday, april 18. i'm anne makovec. michelle griego is off. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00. [ sound of explosion ] >> officials think between five and 15 people are dead from a massive explosion in texas. it was a fertilizer plant. erica ferrari has the very latest. >> reporter: this morning, rescue crews are still pulling people out of the rubble going door to door trying to evacuate people who may still be trapped in area homes and businesses. we know at least 160 are injured. authorities say between 5 to 15 people are presumed dead. the death toll is expected to go up as search teams continue their efforts this morning. a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant rocked the town of west, texas. >> the shock wave was unbelievable. it threw me down. >> reporter: officials say the town loo
plant explosion in texas, the hillcrest hospital has set up an information hotline to call. grab your pen if you need to get this number down. it is 254-202-1100. that number again, 254-202-1100. we want to show you an image that really illustrates the level of damage near the blast site. it is posted on twitter. there it is again for those viewers who may have just joined us. that is the apartment building near the fertilizer plant. you've heard officials describe the damage as something out of a war zone. this image certainly fits that description. total destruction of that apartment block. i want to show you also exactly where this explosion took place, the west fertilizer plant is in the small town of west, texas, 18 miles north of waco, about 28 kilometers. and west, texas is home to about 2,800 people. so talking about a small town here. >> okay. let's go to d.l. wilson, we heard from him earlier in the broadcast. he's now on the line. mr. wilson, thank you for being with us. can you bring us the latest from the scene? what is the most pressing concern? >> we're still in the are
back with click three. >>> it's been six days since the fertilizer plant explosion in west, texas killed 14 people and injured 200. today the first lawsuit was filed accusing the plant owner of negligence. that's coming up. >>> but first i want to share the three awesomeest things on the internet today beginning with a remarkable snap shot from earlier this afternoon. this happened to the stock market today something called a flat crash. a journalist tweeted out that picture noting the reason why. market reacts to errant tweet. here is that tweet. from the associated press. breaking, two explosions in the white house and barack obama is injured. became clear rath quickly on twitter the news was not true and the a.p. account had been compromised. that tweet was enough to set wall street off into a brief panic. the account was suspended in a few moments and the market bounced back of course. the fake tweet paved the way for excellent snark like this, new york post reporting 12 barack obamas killed. the second awesomeest thing on the internet today swarms of people taking to various
lieser plant explosion in texas. >>> and a funny car that provides anything but laughs in north carolina. details next. >>> more than four days after that huge explosion at a fertilizer plant in central texas, officials say everyone is accounted for. 14 people killed, 200 injured, and of the 14, 10 were first responders. gabe gutierrez reports from west, texas. >> reporter: new video of the damage in west, texas, after a fertilizer facility exploded in a blinding fireball. for the first time we see an apartment complex ripped open. chunks of concrete tossed hundreds of yards. a school heavily damaged and this nursing home shattered. investigators said they found the origin of the explosion but it won't say where or what triggered it and they still aren't sure what caused wednesday's initial fire. >> we know there was an initial fire and then an explosion. we do not have a time line. >> reporter: local authorities say everyone is accounted for and they don't expect to find any more bodies. 14 people were killed including buck uptmor. >> we're just such a close family. it's such a big hole
. welcome to "cbs this morning." a deadly explosion in texas. >> 100 yards. >> a fertilizer plant blows up with the force of an earthquake. entire blocks leveled. >>> a big break for investigators searching for the boston marathon bomber. a person of interest spotted on surveillance video. >>> and robert de niro joins us to talk about the film festival he launched to help new york city after its own terror attack. >> we begin with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i can't hear. i can't hear. get out of here, please get out of here! >> a massive plant explosion levels the small texas town. >> as many as 15 people kill. >> more than 160 people injured. >> everything that was like something out of a hor movie. >> destroyed dozens of homes. >> it registereded as a magnitude 2.1 earthquake. >> everybody needs to get away from there! >> we are missing several firefighters on the scene fighting the fire. >> the material that exploded in the fertilizer plant contains toxic fumes. ma . >> blast area is massive. just like iraq. >> leveling an apartment complex and badly damaging a nea
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't visited this part of texas, what is your home town like? do a lot of people work at the fertilizer plant? >> caller: yeah. it's a pretty big fertilizer plant. i live in axle and it's maybe 20, 15 minutes away from west. west is known for their colatchies and their danishes and all of that. it's a farming community. so through the summer months, my son worked at a fertilizer plant. i don't know if it's the right one because there are two in town. and, i mean, there is just, you know, nobody knows anything right now. >> reporter: okay. my last question, can you tell me about the situation right after it happend? i know it sounds like it was very chaotic. but did you see people getting airlifted to hospitals? did you hear the ambulances and people getting -- getting treated by first responders? >> caller: we just saw the med-evac helicopters and then the highway was full of ambulances, fire trucks, sheriff, police cars and both going -- both different ways. i mean, it looked like they would stream up towards north, towards west and then just load up and come back. i mean, but as far as i kn
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